Muktinath Heli tour
Muktinath Heli tour is a trip to one of the most sacred Hindu and Buddhist temples at an elevation of 3800 meters. It is a perfect alternative for those who cannot complete the long and tiring trek to Muktinath area. The Heli tour avoids the risk of altitude sickness and allows you to visit and worship the temple in one day.
The main destination is Muktinath temple, a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu. The name means a place of salvation as the visitors are believed to achieve Moksha. There are 108 sprouts of holy water that are believed to cure all the problems of the ones who bathe in them. There is also a Buddhist Gompa and Jwalamai temple in the premises. Other attraction is the eternal flame burning in the temple due to the natural gas here. The temple derives its religious significance from the earth-water-fire elements present here.
The Heli tour starts from Kathmandu and proceeds towards Muktinath. The flight passes over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, rhododendron forests, villages and beautiful landscape. Kaligandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, is the highlight of the flight. We spot peaks like Annapurna, Tukuche, Thorang, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and many others. Thorung-la pass and Tilicho Lake are also visible during the trips.
Once we reach the destination, we enjoy the religious and cultural ambience of Muktinath. The Gurung and Thakali settlements provide a glimpse into ethnic lifestyles of the people. This natural and cultural tour allows all devotees to reach the holy site of salvation with an unforgettable experience.